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Minnesota Medical Marijuana Amendment (2010)

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A Medical Marijuana Amendment did not appear on the November 2010 ballot in Minnesota as a legislatively-referred constitutional amendment.[1]

After Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed a bill passed by the Minnesota State Legislature that would have permitted the legal sale of marijuana for some medical purposes, backers of medical marijuana said their next step is to fight to have the state legislature vote to put a constitutional amendment to the Minnesota Constitution on the November 2010 ballot. However, at the end of the legislative session on May 17, 2010 lawmakers had not approved the proposed measure for 2010 statewide ballot.[2]

Tom Rukavina sponsored the medical marijuana legislation in the Minnesota House of Representatives and Steve Murphy sponsored it in the Minnesota State Senate. Both vowed to continue their battle.[1]

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See also: Minnesota legislatively-referred constitutional amendments

Proposed amendments must be agreed to by a majority of the members of each chamber of the Minnesota State Legislature. At the end of the legislative session, on May 17, 2010 lawmakers failed to approved the proposed amendment for the 2010 ballot.[2]

See also

Marijuana in 2010

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